Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ben Burgraff

Do a Google image search for Kenny Durkin and one of the first images that pops up is this one:It was done by Ben Burgraff, a caricature artist who just passed away Friday night at the age of 59.

Ben had been a caricature artist for most of his life. Hundreds of his caricatures adorn the walls of the Roxy Deli in Times Square. He worked all over the place, but ended up in Las Vegas. Friday night he had just finished his shift at The Four Queens and collapsed. It is said that his heart burst. Ben's friends and family have my deepest condolences. He will be missed. Go to his website to read about his life and see his artwork:

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